On February 23rd, Newport High School Jazz Band, competing in the Oregon West Conference Jazz Band Festival in Corvallis, won four awards out of a possible six under the direction of John Bringetto:
1st Place Overall
Outstanding Trumpet Section
Outstanding Trombone Section
Best Solo (by Aaron Williams on alto sax)
The band performed four pieces: ‘Groove Maker’ by Jeff Taylor; ‘Pick Up the Pieces,’ arrangement by Victor Lopez; ‘Come Rain or Come Shine,’ arrangement by George Stone; and ‘Latin Satin’ by Lennie Niehaus.
Now that they’ve proven their musical prowess, the community can come hear their music as the NHS Jazz Band will be performing, along with the NHS Concert Band, Choir and Intermediate Band, at a free concert at Newport Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd.
So get down there and enjoy the “free groove” that everybody can move to.